Butterfly Garden - Blank Park Zoo

Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden

Springfield, MO, 65807

Registrant: Friends of the Garden
Certified: 5/5/14
Type: Urban
Garden Size: Extra Large (1000-4999 square feet)

Garden Detail

Host Plants:
Asters,Baptisia "False Indigo", Milkweed "Butterfly Weed" "Swamp Milkweed", Native Grasses, Penstemon, Rudbeckia "Black-eyed Susan", Helianthus "Sunflowers", Many trees, shrubs and additional plants in the surrounding gardens and arboretum. For more information visit www.friendsofthegarden.org

Nectar Plants:
Monarda "Bee Balm", Liatris "Blazing Star", Echinacea "Coneflower", Eutrochium "Joe-pye Weed", Lantana,Rosa "Rugosa Rose", Many trees, shrubs and additional plants in the surrounding gardens and arboretum. For more information visit www.friendsofthegarden.org

Other Pollinator Friendly Practices: 
I do not use insecticides, I use natural compost for fertilization, I have provided basking areas, I will provide over-wintering cover

The Butterfly Garden is next to the Dr.Bill Roston Native Butterfly House that is located in the Springfield Botanical Gardens, Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO 65807. Certified Monarch Waystation.

The Butterfly Garden, nearby Propagation Garden and Butterfly House were designed and constructed by volunteers. Volunteers also maintain and keep the Butterfly House open for the public to enjoy from mid May through September.

What inspired you to create your garden?
For the public to be able to explore a garden of host plants for caterpillars, butterflies and more. This garden showcases plants to attract an amazing variety of native butterflies to the home landscape. Chase a butterfly or two and pick up some ideas to try at home.

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